A lot of readers were interested in learning more about house-sitting, the method of watching people’s houses while they’re away in exchange for free accommodation. I’ve never done it, but Dalene and Pete from Hecktic Travels do it all the time, so I brought them in to talk more about the subject. Enjoy! As I […]
I don’t really like staying in hotels. I generally avoid them because of how much they cost. I just don’t see the point of paying $100+ per night for a room I will barely be in most of the day. It seems like a waste of money — no matter how nice a hotel can be. […]
The subject of WWOOFing around the world isn’t one I’ve dealt with, yet readers often ask about it. In order to find out more about this unique way to see the world, I turned to frequent WWOOFer and freelance writer Sophie McGovern to tell us all about it. A storm was brewing in northern Italy, […]
I often write about my favorite hostels in regions around the world, but I’ve never written about my favorite hostels in the world. With more than 55 countries and five years of backpacking under my belt, I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels. Some were so bad that I’ve blocked them out of my memories. But […]
Good hostels can be hard to come by but with this advice on what to look for, you’ll be sure to stay in a place where you can be comfortable and make lots of friends.
When you’re staying in hostels, you’re staying in a shared space. It’s best to be considerate because nobody likes a rude traveler. In this post, I give you 8 guidelines for being a good hosteler so that you’re remembered by other travelers as a cool person (and not that jerk who woke other people up).